prior enlisted

  1. S

    Enlisted to West Point

    I am looking for some insight from Soldier applicants who gained direct admission to USMA. Some background: I had an unimpressive ACT score (28), HS GPA and class rank (3.4, probably around the 50 percentile class rank). Enlisted in the Army NG, flipped the switch and started crushing my...
  2. C

    LEAD Program C/O 2024 Thread

    Here is a thread for the Enlisted Airmen who are applying for USAFA or USAFPS and entering 2020. Using this thread, we can help each other out with questions, issues, and other knowledge. Resources CAO 25MAY2019: USAFA LEAD Page LEAD Handbook AF Form 1786 (Nomination) Instructions to...
  3. Honey_Badger

    AMA - Accepted Soldier Candidate | Admin Kit Complete

    Ask Me Anything. I'm a Soldier Candidate (MN ARNG) for the Class of 2023, and as of today my admin kit is complete (besides the Initial Deposit and Computer/Tablet Preference). I've balanced full-time college and part-time/full-time work (most recently as a National Guard Title 32 Technician). I...
  4. Jen2277

    Lead Program to USAFA/USAFAPS

    I'm applying to USAFA through the LEAD program and I was wondering if anyone knows or is someone who is attending USAFA/USAFAPS? I was wondering what their status was when they applied (SAT/ACT, high school GPA, college?, leadership roles, CFA, etc...). I'm really hoping to attend USAFA or the...
  5. P

    Prior Enlisted Army Questions

    Does anybody know how many dedicated slots there are for prior-enlisted soldiers? Is it split into reserves/active duty? Are only combat veterans allowed to apply?
  6. D

    LEAD Program C/O 2023 Thread

    Here is a thread for the Enlisted Airmen who are applying for USAFA or USAFPS and entering 2019. Using this thread, we can help each other out with questions, issues, and other knowledge.
  7. P

    Prior Enlisted Navy Question

    Does anybody know how competitive it is to receive a nomination from the Secretary of the Navy as a prior enlisted sailor? Is it easier than securing a nomination from a Congressional Representative? I don't think I could stand a chance at securing a Congressional nomination required for admissions.
  8. J

    Lead Program Advice

    I am currently enlisted in the Air Force and would like to attend the Air Force Academy. I arrived at my first duty station 2 months ago and I plan on submitting my lead packet within 6 months. I'm wondering whether the lead program is realistic for me and what I can do to improve my chances of...
  9. W

    Nuke vs Nrotc

    I am currently a senior in high school. I have a 95 on my asvab, and I'm qualified for the nuke program. I also submitted a non-binding acceptance of a 4yr NROTC scholarship to Virginia Tech. I'm trying to make a decision between enlisting or going to school. I know that the navy nuke program...
  10. M

    Currently Enlisted...need opinions on stats

    Hello, I am currently enlisted (hit my one year mark this past October) and have taken a keen interest in applying to the Academy. I heard about the LEAD program from a friend and felt inclined to apply; with this being a service academy, I know the competition will be fierce, so I am much more...
  11. D

    LEAD for Enlisted Airmen

    I'm currently enlisted and have been in for almost a year (went to BMT in March 2016). I've been looking into applying to the Academy through the LEAD program. I've been on station for about 5 months (since Sept. 2016) and have build a great rapport among my peers and leadership. I went through...
  12. K

    Current Enlisted Airman--LEAD

    Hello All, I am FTA at my base for about 3 months--I heard about the LEAD program from a friend and started doing some research; after a few weeks of pondering whether or not I wanted to apply, I decided to do it! The major thing holding me back is my academic profile...My SAT scores are pretty...
  13. completegonzo

    CFA Scores-- What do you think?

    Thanks for reading my post! I recently completed the CFA portion of my kit; my scores look like this: Push-ups: 62 Sit-ups: 106 Pull-ups: 19 One-mile run: 5:46.03 Shuttle-run: 6.95 Basketball throw: 79 I'm not exactly certain how USAFA grades the CFA, so I'm hoping to gain some feedback from...
  14. G

    Questions Prior E's

    So, I head out to BMT on September 13. After BMT I plan on preparing myself to be a competitive LEAD applicant. In high school, I was an exchange student for a year, which caused my GPA to drop. I graduated with a 3.3. I did a year of college before enlisting and ended with a 2.6. How can I...
  15. ET3toMid

    Thinking too far ahead?

    Brief explanation before the main question: I was attending enlisted Nuclear Power School when I applied for the Academy. I was ecstatic when I found out I got in. Less so when they said I had too attend NAPS. I understand it is an honor to even be considered, but I am anxious to actually...
  16. M

    Prior Enlisted - Moving Out

    Hey to all the prior enlisted out there that are already in or are class of 2020 I was wondering what you did with all your stuff from your previous base. I have a bunch clothes and just general stuff that I don't really want to get rid of but I live across the country from where I am currently...
  17. V

    LEAD Program Questions and Advice

    Hello, I'll be enlisting some time within the next two months, and ultimately have an ambition to attend the Air Force Academy through the LEAD Program. I have some general questions, but would also GLADLY take any advice from anyone with knowledge and experience with the program. -Air Force...